When?
Monday, November 26 2012 at 7:30PM

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Where?

270 Mare Street
Hackney
E8 1HE

Who?
James Robson

What's the talk about?

The oceans and their inhabitants have always served as a rich source of inspiration for story tellers -from fisherman returning from far-off seas reporting encounters with mermaids and mighty squid, to mythology with its gods and beasts awakening from the depths to torment the protagonists.

In modern times too people are fascinated with the seas and rivers and creatures found within, but a different kind of myth started to form around them. Driven by sensationalist media and exaggerations in film, some animals have gained almost magical powers and other terrible, evil intent.

This talk aims to address some of the most common misconceptions about our damp denizens and show that real life is often much more interesting than fiction,

James Robson is one of our convenors,  and also runs PubSci - Science in the Pub - in Brixton. He's a marine biologist a researcher and works at the Horniman Museum. You can find him on Twitter at @AnswersinGenius.

This is going to be our first birthday, so if possible, please bring cake. But most importantly, please bring yourself and have a great time!

No booking required. Tickets £2.50 on the door.